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Eknath Shinde attacks Uddhav Thackeray again

Common citizens got no benefits from the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government, and Shiv Sainiks received no help despite the chief minister being from the party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said here on Saturday. Shinde and several Sena MLAs had rebelled against then CM Uddhav Thackeray and brought down the MVA government, which also comprised the Nationalist Congress Party and Congress, on June 29.

In a veiled warning to Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde on Saturday also said that there will be an “earthquake” if he started speaking. Questioning Thackeray’s decision to join hands with the NCP and Congress, Shinde also said he knew what happened to late Sena leader Anand Dighe.”I was witness to what happened with `Dharmaveer’,” said Shinde, referring to Dighe, a fiery Shiv Sena leader and his mentor who died following a road accident in 2002.

Speaking at a rally at Malegaon, Shinde said he rebelled as he wanted to “protect Balasaheb Thackeray’s legacy.”

“There will be an earthquake if I start giving interviews…..Unlike some people, I never travelled abroad every year for holidays. Shiv Sena and its growth were the only things on my mind,” he said.

The late Shiv Sena founder’s daughter-in-law Smita Thackeray and his eldest grandson Nihar Thackeray have supported him, Shinde noted.

Without naming Uddhav, he said rebel legislators were being being called traitors.

Thackeray, who resigned as chief

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